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Gasol – who will spend the next weeks and possibly months in an informal tryout of sorts while the Lakers decide whether or not he needs to be traded – admitted to USA TODAY Sports that the uncertainty remains about whether or not both he and center Dwight Howard can flourish in D’Antoni’s spread offense.
“I don’t find (playing with Howard) tough,” Gasol said as he stood at the loading dock. “It’s more the system right now that makes it tough at times, because (D’Antoni) wants four guys to be spread and one interior guy and it’s a guard-oriented system, so that makes it tough.
“I think there’s enough looks for both of us. But again, it’s not a system that you post up a lot, so we’ll see. We’ve just got to figure it out, but if you’ve got two great post-up players, you’ve got to utilize it.”
via USA Today
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